INTL 109 - A Lexicon of Forced Migration

1 unit(s)
Every minute, 20 people are forced to leave their homes due to conflict or persecution, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Given the unresolved (and interrelated) challenges of climate change, global inequality, technological innovation, and war, forced migration will continue to increase. This course will help us prepare for the implications of these challenges, which will dominate global politics and domestic discussion for years to come.  This process demands that we interrogate our terms, conscious of how much is at stake in excavating the underground meanings of the words we use to describe political realities.  Global in scope and interdisciplinary in methodology, the course will be focused around the four thematic anchors of time, space, and movementhome, belonging and hospitalitydiscourse, representation, and memory; and law, ethics, and policy. Students should be ready to work collaboratively and creatively on a digital Lexicon of Forced Migration. Brittany Murray.

Two 75-minute periods.

Not offered in 2021/22.

Course Format: CLS

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